After three full weeks of preparation, the Mats will take the field on Friday night — assuming the program doesn’t have any curveballs thrown its way.
Matador cross country runners competed in the East Central XC Invitational with three runners placing top 10 overall, while Navarro Panthers ran in the FEAST Invitational on Saturday in pre-district competition.
Guadalupe county is 3-2 after a week of volleyball comes to a close. Navarro earned a pair of wins on Tuesday and Friday, Marion brought home a victory after taking on Cole in a five-set match, and Seguin dropped a pair of losses this week.
GERONIMO — Records flew out the window Friday night as the Navarro Panthers (4-2, 2-0) blasted Austin Eastside Memorial 94-0 in a District 14-4A-II matchup.
LYTLE — After 24 minutes of looking like dogs with no fight left in them, the Marion Bulldogs seemed to have turned on a switch in the second half to wrestle away a win Friday night from the Lytle Pirates in Lytle.
GERONIMO — The Navarro Panthers (3-2, 1-0) gave their fans a breather Friday night as they cruised to an 81-0 whipping of the Manor New Tech Titans in the district opener for both teams.
The Navarro Panthers (2-2) won in a last second thriller over the Giddings Buffalos on Sept. 25 after a 16 play, 76 yard drive ended with Brody Whitson stepping over the goal line to give the Panthers the 21-17 edge with :03 seconds left in the game.
Marion Bulldogs (2-3, 1-0) never gave up and never seemed to be out of the game until the final quarter in their matchup at home Friday night against the Jourdanton Indians.
Sometimes losing teaches a team more than winning will. There’s a lot to learn for the young Bulldogs (2-2) after week four in Hondo turned a two year winning streak upside down with a 49-17 final from the Owls’ home stadium on Friday night.
Navarro’s volleyball team (7-2) steamrolled through another three-set victory over Fredericksburg on Friday at Fredericksburg High School.
In their season opening 28-19 loss to La Vernia on Friday night, Navarro Panthers committed as many turnovers — six — as they did in all 14 games of their 2019 season combined.
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